Competition Footing Management


If you’ve ever run, competed in, or attended an equine competition, you know how critical proper footing is to the success of the competition. Footing affects horse and rider alike, so for safety and performance, the footing must be perfectly executed and maintained to suit the competitors for the duration of the event.

Kiser has been a leading name in competition footing management since 1988. We can manage every element of competition footing, from installation to maintenance.

Contact us today to schedule equine competition footing management with the industry experts at Kiser.

Our Competition Footing Management Experience

Kiser Arena Specialists got its start in 1988 when Bob Kiser was asked to be the show footing manager for the National Reining Horse Association. As a third-generation farmer and trail blazer in the farming industry, Bob took on the footing as a new challenge building arena drags from farm implements and, each year, fine-tuning the equipment and science behind the footing. In 2011, Bob was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame as a result of his incredible contribution to the sport of reining.

Since we began in competition footing management, more than $100 million in prize money has been awarded on the footing we have installed or managed. When Kiser is on the scene, you can trust that the competition footing will remain safe and sound throughout the event.

Schedule Horse Competition Footing Management Services

The significant difference Kiser made in the NRHA footing over the years caught the attention of other major associations and events. Today, Kiser Arena Specialists continues to raise the bar and set the standard for competition footing management, managing more world championship events than any other company.

We can provide competition footing management across the U.S. and internationally. Get in touch today to discuss your competition’s needs with the unrivaled footing experts at Kiser.


Left: Bob Kiser with family and Kiser Arena Specialists Competition Footing Management team at the NRHA Hall of Fame induction 2011.
The Significant difference Kiser made in the NRHA footing over the years caught the attention of other major associations and events. Today Kiser Arena Specialists continues to raise the bar and set the standard for Competition Footing Management, managing more world championship events than any other company.



National Reining Horse Association Futurity
1988-Present
National Reining Horse Association Derby
1991-Present

American Quarter Horse Association

  • AQHA Youth World Show
  • AQHA Select World Show
  • AQHA World Show
2001-Present
National Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity
2002-Present

NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman & NRCHA World Championship

2003-Present

National Cutting Horse Association

  • NCHA Superstakes
  • NCHA Summer Spectacular
  • NCHA Futurity
2005-Present
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
2005-Present
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
2006-Present
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
2009-Present
Breeder’s Invitational
2007-Present
OQHA Redbud Spectacular
2008-Present
World Equestrian Games Jerez, Spain
2002
World Equestrian Games Aachen, Germany
2006
World Equestrian Games Lexington, KY
2010
World Equestrian Games Tryon, NC
2018